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Limpopo moves forward on informal settlement upgrading

  • February 06, 2013

The Limpopo Department of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs has partnered with the HDA to ensure accelerated delivery of sustainable human settlements in the province as part of the NUSP initiative.

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Technical assistance for Rustenburg and North West

  • February 06, 2013

The National Department of Human Settlements (NDHS) and the Housing Development Agency (HDA) are preparing to provide technical assistance for informal settlement upgrading in Rustenburg, (North West province) through the National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP).

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Technical assistance is underway

  • December 10, 2012

The procurement process for NUSP technical support work is underway. The technical assistance involves the assessment and categorisation of informal settlements in the following municipalities: Govan Mbeki, Drakenstein, Mossel Bay, Mfuleni, and Morale City.

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What are NUSP provincial forums?

  • December 10, 2012

NUSP provincial forums are crucial channels for inter-governmental discussions between NUSP, the provinces and municipalities. Why are the forums important? Forums discuss the application of NUSP technical assistance and the progress and challenges to implementation in participating municipalities.

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eThekwini responds to basic needs of informal settlement dwellers

  • November 20, 2012

The Metropolitan Municipality of eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal deserves credit for its implementation of a successful and large scale mass housing development programme. However, not all settlements can be provided with full services and low income housing in the short term due to funding and other constraints.

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What is the National Upgrading Support Programme (NUSP)?

  • November 20, 2012

One of the South African Government’s greatest challenges stems from the fact that informal settlements continue to grow faster than the rate of low-income housing delivery. The need, therefore, for in-situ informal settlement upgrade is paramount. National Development Outcome 8 mandates an ambitious target of improving the quality of life of 400 000 households by 2014 by upgrading informal settlements in well-located areas.

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